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Menu Plan Monday Aug 3rd

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I am in a recipe rut.

I can not find the desire or drive to cook.  I really don’t even want to bother with eating at this point, it is such a hassle!

So I have been trying really hard to find new things to cook, but they all look either to time consuming have too many ingredients or it is just to damn hot for me to turn the oven and stove on.

Everything I make is basically chicken, cheese and pasta.  I love summer, but I realized this year that my cooking really goes downhill in the summer.  I just don’t want to take the time.  Rant. Rant. Rant.  Listen to me complain…..

Sigh, get over it girl. I am grateful that I have the ability to make my family food, and to feed them. (but really I just want to feed them fall-spring and have someone else do it in the summer. Is that really too much to ask?)

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Menu Plan 8/03-8/9

Mon: Spaghetti & Meatballs

Tues: Teriyaki Chicken Sub Sandwiches 

Wed: Balsamic Beer Braised Pork Roast with Potatoes

Thr: Chicken Enchiladas or Tacos

Fri: Leftovers

Sat: Kitchen is Closed

Sun:

 

Happy Cooking

Dawn Marie

 

 

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Menu Plan Monday July 6th

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Remember that time I used to plan my meals for the week?

Yeah, I miss it too….

OK, what happened to June? In fact, what happened to the first half of the year?  I am not exactly sure how we just celebrated the 4th of July, because I am still in denial of the fact that it is July.

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It has been unseasonably warm this year in the Pacific Northwest.  Typically we have a pretty rainy spring, and don’t get above 90 degrees until after the 4th of July.  This year it happened in June, and for the weeks now we have been hovering close to the 100 degree mark. Never reaching it, but getting close.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, but it does make for some serious feet dragging come dinner time.  The last thing I want to do is stand in my already hot kitchen and turn on something hotter to make my kitchen hotter just to feed my family.  I know, I know….

It also makes it really hard for me to want to plan meals, or think about meals, or cooking….can’t we just grill hamburgers and hot-dogs all summer long? I guess we can alternate some chicken in there sometimes.

But really, if I am gonna be honest with you, my real issues is that I am not home.  My mom has a pool and lives two miles from my house….

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So when the temps get above 90 where do you think I am going to be spending those days? Or she will call me at work and tell me she picked my kids up from the sitters to bring them to her house to go swimming and everyone is going to BBQ at her house.  Works out great for me, but then I get in a no-cooking-no-grocery-shopping-rut.

Now I am out of everything and need to make dinner tonight.  So easy sandwiches is on the plan after a trip to store.  The rest of the week will be oven free and made with minimal heat.

 

Menu Plan 7/06-7/12

Mon: French Dip Sandwiches and salad

Tues: Bowtie Skillet Lasagna 

Wed: Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs with Tortellini Salad

Thr: Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches 

Fri: Leftovers

Sat: Kitchen is Closed

Sun:

 

Happy Cooking

Dawn Marie

 

 

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Menu Plan Monday June 23rd

I thought it must be a mistake when I typed out the date for this post.

How can June be almost over?  It just begun!

Of course this past week completely disappeared for me.

I was able to by pass most major colds this winter, but come summer time I go and get bronchitis (or pneumonia).  After coughing non-stop for four days, I went to the doctor.  I decided to skip the x-ray to know what I had for sure, but he said it was one or the other.  I think I might be getting better, but I still have this horrendous cough, and I am so exhausted.

I mean, my abdominal muscles are sore, like I have been doing a week of crunches, my coughing was so bad.

So I am not really sure what happened last week, it is just kind of a blur for me. (and I am a little delirious right now, so I am not sure how this post will turn out)

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Menu Plan 6/23-6/29

Mon: Cheeseburger Wraps with tater-chips 

Tue: BBQ at my mom’s house

Wed: Chicken Enchiladas

Thr: 4 Cheese Stuffed Porkchops with garlic pasta 

Fri: Camping

Sat: Still Camping

Sun: Coming home from camping, so no cooking for me

 

Happy Cooking

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Menu Plan Monday Sept. 2

Happy Labor Day!!

We are having Baby Sid’s first birthday party this coming weekend.  And let’s be honest here.  I really have no plans for dinner.

I am still gonna have to make dinner, I know, but it will be a surprise!

Since the party is this weekend I have tons of stuff to do this week, so I know that dinners will be made on the fly.  Even if I did plan stuff, it wouldn’t get made.

The crockpot will probably get used more than once this week.

I have been making some great decorations for the party

Thank you tags for the guest gifts

Thank you tags for the guest gifts

Menu Plan 9/2-9/8

Mon: ?

Tue:  ?

Wed: Salmon on the grill for my Mom with Lemon Risotto and Orzo with Basil and Parmesan 

Thr:  ?  Tacos

Fri: ?

Sat: Baby Sid’s birthday party!!

Sun:  recovering from the party 🙂

 

 

Happy Cooking

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